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Highway 51 Blues chords

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Bob Dylan
Song: Highway 51


Tuning: Open D (D A D f# a d)
Capo 2nd fret

Main Riff:
|-------------------------------|
|-0-----------------------------|
|-0-----------------------------|
|-0---------3---0-5---0-3--0-3--|
|-0---------3---0-5---0-3--0-3--|
|-0---------3---0-5---0-3--0-3--|

The main riff can be played throughout, but you can also play
it at the intro and use the chords on the verses 
(though I recommend the riff on the E lines).
Also at the end of the riff you can repeat:
 -0-5- instead of: -0-3- if it sounds better. Just play around with it.
 -0-5-             -0-3-
 -0-5-             -0-3-


E
Highway 51 runs right by my baby's door
A                                  E
Highway 51 runs right by my baby's door
     B
If I don't get the girl I'm loving
                               E
Won't go down to Highway 51 no more.

Well, I know that highway like I know my hand
Yes, I know that highway like I know the back of my hand
Running from up Wisconsin
way down to no man's land.

Well, if I should die before my time should come
And if I should die before my time should come
Won't you bury my body
out on the Highway 51.

Highway 51 runs right by my baby's door
I said, Highway 51 runs right by my baby's door
If I don't get the girl I'm loving
Won't go down to Highway 51 no more.

The end of the verse riff is improvised on this theme:

|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|
|-3---0-------------------|
|---------3p0------0------|
|-------------3----0------|

You could also just play the main riff once at the end of the verse if you want.


E: 000000
A: 020120
B: x02100
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Metal Head420 65 Aug 29, 2011 12:58 AM

The 'E' is a 'D'
The 'A' is a 'G'
and The 'B' is a 'A'

Not really a big deal just kinda gives me a head trip. When I see an 'E' in Open D Tuning I think of 222222 as where to go to xP.

Soooo if you're like me and want to follow along with the correct note names then just go to the top and transcribe it down 2 half steps and you'll be fine x)

Other than that tho good tab!

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Metal Head420 65 Aug 29, 2011 01:05 AM

Ok I Missed the Capo '2' Part hah.... My bad

Disregard the "Correct Note Names" Comment I Made They Are The Right Chords

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